There isn’t a single person in the world that haven’t noticed at least ones in lifetime, a tiny white bump with small amount of grease plugged in the pores. Those random small white bumps on the skin, commonly known as “milia” or inclusion cyst, most frequently show up under the eyes, on the cheeks and forehead, but can also appear on any part of the body.
The skin grows over the clogged pore, trapping it under the surface and creating milia. This is what makes milia different from blackheads and acne, and the reason why they're so hard to get rid of. By using skin care and makeup that's too heavy or greasy, the pores can clog and become full with excess oil and make up and instead of turning into acne, the clogged pores transform into milia. Also, a strong corticosteroid or contact dermatitis can contribute to their formation.
So, since they can occur all over the face, we must have appropriate care and method of facial cleaning.
Because milia are much deeper than any blackhead of whitehead, we shouldn’t try to extract them on our own. By doing so, it can only lead to skin infection and scarring. Treating milia takes a certain finesse. It needs to be lanced and gently extracted. The best way is to visit experienced dermatologist that will create a small opening with a lancet and apply gentle pressure that allows the milia to pop right out as they can be more difficult to take them out than they look.
The better way to get rid of milia is to keep the skin exfoliated on a daily basis with homemade peels, which will dissolve the top layer of the skin safely and without irritation along with not using products that are overly rich for the skin type. Also, using a cleanser that dissolves surface impurities can help prevent them from forming.
Unfortunately, milia will never stop forming until the skin care practices that are causing them change.